[DML] Re: crash tests / safety
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[DML] Re: crash tests / safety



I have posted Countless postings on one of my parts cars,and how that
(the driver) survived a MAJOR head-on collusion,at high speed on the 
Mass Pike,back in the days when,the factory was still in 
Business,this 
car in fact,had a Balljoint failure at high speed (60mph or higher)it 
then went flying onto the opposite lanes,hit a Toyota head-on,the 
nose of
 the Delorean Completely sheared off,(Hood,fenders,fasia,and the 
black nose underbody,went flying off in one piece)almost up to the 
front firewall,and flew a good 200ft.from the car,but the driver was 
able to still open both doors, and he only came out of it with cuts 
and 
Bruises,unfortunely,one person in the Toyota died,and there was a 
Huge 
lawsuit settlement(quite a few milllion)(not sure if DMC was involved 
in the lawsuit)and also started a recall on 
balljoint failure,the other bad news,was that,the insurance 
Company,and 
MMV,made sure,that this Delorean would never see the light of day on 
any highway again,they destroyed the title and one vin plate,selling 
it 
ONLY as a parts car(I tried to get a title,that is how I found what 
happened with this Delorean,as they both,knew the car quite well,back 
then,and told me in detail about the car and the accident)
CBL


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "johntaylorny" <johntaylorny@...> 
wrote:
>
> I've been watching some old crash test videos of Deloreans and it 
> really got me thinking. The cars were drivin into a flat wall at 
> 40mph...and were basically pulverized. Has there been any 
discussions 
> about the cars' saftely? Since most accidents don't occur straight 
> into flat walls, but more so off set head on or into slim objects 
such 
> as trees, and at speeds in excess of 40mph...what are your chances 
of 
> crashing in a Delorean and not being splattered to bits?
> 
> Obviously compared to today's cars with crumple zones and saftey 
cages 
> it may look bad. But I mean the cars were just demolished.
>






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